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Electronics Anti-Vandal Switch Issue

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Quantum-192, 28 Aug 2017.

  1. Quantum-192

    Quantum-192 Member

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    Anyone have experience with anti-vandal (Bulgin type) switches? Latest ones from Phobya/Lamptron use 12v feed for the LED rings but mobo pin headers push out 3v making the illumination very dim.

    For the power switch I can take LED power from a mobo fan header or via molex or whatever but I want to use the LED ring on the reset anti-vandal switch as a HDD activity indicator but once again the mobo is only pushing out 3v (I believe) on the HDD LED 2 pin header.

    How can I get 12v to it for full brightness and still indicate HDD activity?
     
  2. Xlog

    Xlog Active Member

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    Easiest will be using an optoisolator. Or you could try disassembling the switch and removing resistor.
     
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